I’m a grown man who could use the help of a training bra and it makes me want to vomit. It’s sickening because for a majority of my life it was nothing to stay active in sports and to maintain being physically fit. Long gone are the days of walking passed a mirror, catching a glimpse of myself from the corner of my eye and flexing for a couple of seconds with a smile on my face. Today it’s just a face to face with myself in the mirror followed by shaking my head in disappointment and hearing that no good voice in my head say “You have a Dad-Bod.”
So what is a “Dad-Bod?” The best way I can explain it is that it’s having a body type that visually is slowly inching towards a massive collapse. Your once chiseled body begins to droop and hang and your abs overtime take a backseat to a gut. The cruel part is that it happens slowly and with family, work and ambitions to do better in other areas of your life come along, you don’t notice until it’s too late! Now as a PSA I would like to say that in no way am I trying to say that I’m struggling with my weight. We might run into each other in the streets and I don’t want anyone calling me a liar. However I’m not happy with where I am physically today, so let me be in my feelings if I want to.
Looking at my breast flop around whenever I run is not an option so something has to happen asap. It’s a state of emergency, but all is not lost. I know I’m not the only one dealing with this so I’d like to share the baby steps I’ve taken to combat this mess. I said goodbye to juice and coffee because for me that’s where a lot of my sugar intake was coming from. I also started playing basketball again, eating better and more importantly eating to live instead of just to eat because it’s on a plate. I’m early in this movement, but I’ve seen some minor changes already.
Honestly for me having a “Dad-Bod” is embarrassing and it’s a struggle to find the balance to do something about it. However there are no excuses. I guess the purpose of this blog is to encourage anyone who may be dealing with body issues and aren’t happy about it. Make time to take care of you, set some goals and reach them no matter how long it may take. Surround yourself with positive people and fight for what you want. I may look a hot mess today, but I’ll be back with a good repot in no time!
By The way:
If you so happen to see me in the streets and you think you got “Dad-Bod” jokes for me….don’t do it to yourself. I will bomb on you! ?